“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)
On a recent road trip, my friend and I were trading off listening to our favorite music. Of course, I had to introduce her to Thrice. Thrice is a super-talented band; not necessarily claiming to be Christian but still writing a myriad of Biblical allusions into their songs.
With creative, deep messages and heartfelt honesty, I truly admire these songwriters. Having gone through much hardship as a band and individually, the members of Thrice still continue to offer hope in their lyrics.
For example, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite songs. It’s taken straight from Matthew 11 and is a glowing Christ-spark in a burdened world. This one is taken from a four-part album called The Alchemy Index.
The Index is broken into two sets, representing two of four elements: Air and Earth, Water and Fire. The sound of each 6-song CD changes to represent the title element, creating a soundscape feel. Enjoy “Come All You Weary” on Thrice’s Air/Earth compilation of The Alchemy Index, and remember the hope that Christ offers if you are tired and weary. He’s the only one who will give you true rest.
Melissa Weaver is a 21-year-old English major at North Greenville University where she is editor of the school’s literary magazine The Mountain Laurel. She minors in French (that’s the rumor, anyway) and enjoys bookstore clearance sales—adding as many classic novels as possible to her bookshelves. A native of Charleston, SC, Melissa loves music (especially British), writing poetry, trying on funny hats, drawing with sidewalk chalk, and hitting the beach during summer.